Native AA Program at Peninsula College!

forward this information to any native students or former students who are
looking to further their education through this new partnership between
Peninsula College and The Evergreen State College.  Thanks for your help
in promoting this exciting new opportunity! 


College and The Evergreen State College Announce a New Higher Education Option
for Native Students on the Olympic Peninsula


Partnership to Enhance Education for Tribal Communities on the North Olympic


on Evergreen’s twenty-year history of providing higher education opportunity
and access through its Reservation Based Community Determined Program in
Western Washington, Peninsula College and Evergreen recently announced a new
partnership to serve prospective student populations from all five Tribes on
the North Olympic Peninsula including the Hoh, Quileute, Makah, Jamestown
S’Klallam, and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribes. 


In an
effort to serve smaller and often more isolated Native communities, the Higher
Education Coordinating Board of Washington and Evergreen’s Board of Trustees
recently approved aggregating services for students pursuing college degrees
from several tribes at a central location.  Peninsula has agreed to host
The Evergreen State College Reservation Based Community Determined Program at
the Longhouse “House of Learning” on the Peninsula College campus. 


program provides the same curriculum and structure as the other five
reservation based sites that are currently active in Quinault; Muckleshoot;
Nisqually; Tulalip; and Port Gamble S'Klallam.


The move
derived from discussions with Peninsula College’s Tribal Education Partner
representatives and individual council representatives.  The goal of the
partnership is to create a Bachelor’s degree cohort of 12
upper division (juniors and seniors) students to
begin in the Fall of 2011. 


College will begin the Reservation Based Associate of Arts (AA) Degree Bridge
Program in Fall of 2012, which will serve first-and second-year Peninsula
College students through a combination of on-line and face-to-face
classes.  The AA degree will be tailored for transfer of credits into the
upper division of the Reservation Based Community Determined Program or direct
transfer to other institutions around Washington.


College and The Evergreen State College are in the process of visiting Tribal
Council representatives and tribal education department representatives on the
North Olympic Peninsula to provide more information about these programs.


For more
information, please contact:


Magisos, Multicultural Services Coordinator, Peninsula College; 360-417-7987


Aguilar-Wells, Director, Reservation Based Program and Faculty Member, The
Evergreen State College; 360-276-4598

Johnson O'Malley Graduation Celebration Class of 2011 at Club 7
Native graduate high school student 7 cedars casino  Johnson O'Malley Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Port Angeles High School Graduates Native American Justin Antioquia Mitchell Boyd J.O.M.
Yvonne Bolstrom J.O.M. Johnson O'Malley

Tracey Hosselkus, Education Director

360.452.8471 x. 122


Lynn Risenhoover, JOM Coordinator

360.452.8471 x. 154